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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mary Catherine Cameron (May 4, 2016)

Mary Catherine Cameron, 77, of Ansonia, passed away May 4, 2016 at The James Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. Mary was born in Darke County, Ohio on June 18, 1938 to the late Harmon”Bill” Augustus and Lillian (Bazil) Baughman.

Mary is survived by her husband, David Cameron, whom she married August 8,1958; son and daughter-in-law, David Scott and Rosemary Cameron of Charlotte,NC; two daughters and son-in-law, Heather and Jerry Cameron-Brown of Dayton and Andrea Cameron of High Point, NC; several grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Larry Wadsworth of West Jefferson, OH; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Carol Baughman of Ansonia and George and Linda Baughman of West Milton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Bob Bitner being asked to officiate. Friends may visit prior to the service from 11-1 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Ansonia Cemetery.

The family requests memorial contributions be given to the James Medical Center, 460 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.

Evelyn M. Bernholt (May 3, 2016)

Evelyn M. Bernholt age 89, of Versailles passed away at 11:54 P.M. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Versailles Health Care Center. Evelyn was born July 17, 1926 in North Star to the late Joseph F. & Bernadine A. (Rutschilling) Bernholt.

Evelyn is survived by her sisters, Jean Grilliot of Versailles and Betty Jutte of Versailles; brother & sister-in-law, Lester & Lavon Bernholt of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Evelyn was also preceded in death by her sister, Bertha Beyke; brother, Melvin Bernholt in infancy; brothers-in-law, Norbert Beyke, Herbert Grilliot and Luke Jutte; and nephew, Tom Beyke.

Evelyn retired from Fram in Greenville with 28 years of service. Evelyn was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles. She loved gardening, flowers, photography and sewing.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown with Rev. Fr. Ron Haft celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. and Monday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Emergency Medical Services. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Winifred “Winnie” Applegate Netzley (May 2, 2016)

Winifred “Winnie” Applegate Netzley age 96, of Greenville and formerly of Bradford passed away at 9:42 P.M. on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Oakley Place in Greenville. Winnie was born January 25, 1920 in Darke County to the late Robert & Grace (Brumbaugh) Applegate.

Winnie is survived by her sons & daughters-in-law, David & Patricia Netzley of Bradford and Joseph & Kelly Netzley of Englewood; grandchildren, Matthew & Katie Netzley, Jeremiah & Gwendolyn Netzley, Kristen Netzley, Kris Edwards, Kody Edwards, Brandon Yount, Russell Yount, Daniel & Andrea Netzley – U.S. Army and Christopher & Amy Netzley; great-grandchildren, Brooke Netzley, Tyler Netzley, Renee Netzley, Jenna Netzley, Gavin Penny, Landen Penny and Henry Netzley expected this month; sister, Patricia Showalter of Greenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Winnie was also preceded in death by her husband, Jerald E. Netzley on April 19, 2006 whom she married November 11, 1941; sons, Jonathan and Timothy Netzley; and sister, Mary Shields.

Winnie was a homemaker and nurse’s aide. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Pitsburg where she played the organ for over 40 years. Winnie was very passionate about family, music, goats and loved her birds.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church 8520 Oakes Road Pitsburg with Pastor Mel Musser officiating. Burial will follow in Gettysburg Cemetery in Gettysburg. The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville and Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Linda A. (Hale) Beumer (April 30, 2106)

Linda A. (Hale) Beumer, 66, of Greenville, Ohio passed away on April 30, 2106 in Indianapolis after several months of illness.

Linda was born in Greenville, Ohio on May 16, 1949 to the late Junior “Monte” and Alice (Hetzler) Hale. She was preceded in death by her late husband Alvin S. Beumer. She is survived by two daughters, Tamara Husband, of Indianapolis, IN and Julie (Joel) Shiverdecker, of Charlotte, NC; two step-sons Steven (Carol), of Holland, MI and Kevin (Angela) Beumer, of Greenville, OH; grandchildren, Tanisha Afzal, Kiera Afzal, Damico Afzal, Kelly Shiverdecker, Adam Shiverdecker, Tiffany (Cody) Kester; great grandchildren, ­­­­­­­­Ari, Ana, Kailyn, Kamiyah, Amari, Ja’ida, Cor’tez; brother Steven (Cynthia) Hale, sisters Connie Yoder, the late Melodie Ord. She was predeceased by her special friend Wayne Coblentz.
She was the owner of the CK Cafeteria until 1992 and then began her new career at Heartland of Greenville as a cook, CNA and then Housekeeping Director until she retired in 2010. She loved her family and enjoyed reading, playing cards, and shopping,

Services will be held at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Visitation will be at 1:00 PM, followed by the funeral at 2:00 PM. Interment will be held at Greenville Cemetery immediately after the funeral. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions be given to Holy Spirit LED Church (IN) or Southbrook Church (NC) in memory of Linda Beumer.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Vera E. Erisman (April 29, 2016)

Vera E. Erisman’s journey ended on APRIL 29, 2016.

Survivors include her daughters: Barbara A. Erisman and Roberta S. Johnson (Terry). Sons: David E. Erisman and Mark A. Erisman (Kelly). Granddaughter: Christine R. Erisman, and her beloved grand-dogs, Pal and Jake. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert.

The family would like to extend a special Thank You to Vera’s daughter, Robbie and son-in-law Terry for sharing their home and providing tender loving care.

Per Vera’s request, a private family graveside memorial service officiated by Pastor John Person, was held Monday, May 2, 2016. Arrangements were handled by Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio.

The family ask that memorial contributions be made to The First Presbyterian Church, 114 E. Fourth Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331.

Online condolences for the family may be shared at www.oliverfloyd.com

Joseph A. Donahue (April 29, 2016)

Joseph A. Donahue, age 82, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 3:55 PM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born on August 15, 1933 in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Edward & Edith Donahue.

He is survived by his son, Joseph H. Donahue of Dayton, Ohio; daughter, Linda Sue Thomas of Greenville, Ohio; as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Nona Donahue and son Robert Pressler.

Joseph was a member of the United States Army and retired from NCR.

There will be a graveside service held on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 12:30 PM at Gettysburg Cemetery, Gettysburg, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Joan M. Albright (April 29, 2016)

Joan M. Albright, age 73, of Dayton, Ohio, and formerly of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. She was born on August 31, 1942 in Greenville, Ohio, to her mother and step father, Betty (Delk) & John E. Lewis and father, Joe Cain.

She is survived by her daughters and sons in law, Angie & Carl Bowersock of Anna, Ohio, and Julia & Gene Porter of Morehead, Kentucky; son and daughter in law, Lee & Lora Albright II of Greenville; grandchildren, Kelsey (Neal Pangle) Bowersock, Marc Bowersock, Cameron Bowersock, Caleb Jones, Jenna Jones, Joshua Albright, Kristen Mosley, Joshua Porter and Ryan Porter; brothers and sisters in law, John & Becky Lewis of Arcanum, Ohio, and David & Anna Lewis of Wayne Lakes, Ohio; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as her faithful companion, bichon poodle Molly.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Albright and son, Scott A. Albright.

Joan worked at Fram and was the owner and operator of Albright’s Roast Beef before becoming a Registered Nurse and working at Delphi Truck and Bus. She was then the Director of Heartland Home Health Care. She was a 4-H Advisor for Darke County Beef Club and a member of the Swinging 8 Square Dance Club. She loved reading, painting and was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan. She was a 1960 graduate of Mississinawa Valley High School.

There will be a service held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 2:30 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Neil Brady officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 12:30 PM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers it is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the family to be divided amongst several organizations that Joan was passionate about. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Raymond J. Francis (April 28, 2016)

Raymond J. Francis age 82, of Versailles, Ohio passed away at 12:56 P.M. on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at his residence. Raymond was born August 31, 1933 in Russia, Ohio to the late Henry A. & Irene (Barga) Francis.

Raymond is survived by his loving wife, Jeanie (Monnin) Francis whom he married April 17, 1998; son & daughter-in-law, Tom & Kay Francis of Versailles; daughter & son-in-law, Lisa & Kent Barga of Versailles; step-sons & step-daughters-in-law, Kevin & Michelle Partin of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Brian & Lauren Partin of Kingsport, Tennessee; grandchildren, Kyle & Jenny Francis of Versailles, Andrea & Kyle Goubeaux of Versailles and Eric Barga of Highland Heights, Kentucky; step-grandchildren, Joey, Autumn, and Cody Partin of Ft. Wayne, Indiana and Sydney & Ella Partin of Kingsport, Tennessee; great-grandchildren, Carter Francis, Zane Francis and Amelia Goubeaux of Versailles; brother & sister-in-law, John & Marty Francis of Greenville; sister, Rita Goubeaux of Osgood; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Raymond was also preceded in death by his 1st wife, Rita (Barga) Francis in 1993; 5 brothers and 6 sisters.

Raymond served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. Ray worked as a mechanic. Raymond was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles, life member of the Covington AmVets, Golden Eagle member of the Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2347 and the Versailles American Legion.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Frenchtown with Rev. Fr. James Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles with Military Honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Monday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Tuesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. A Lodge of Sorrow will be conducted by the Versailles Fraternal Order of Eagles at 7:00 P.M. on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or the Versailles Emergency Medical Service. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mary L. (Simons) Dues (April 28, 2016)

Mary L. (Simons) Dues, age 98, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 1:10 PM at Versailles Health Care Center, Versailles, Ohio. She was born on March 2, 1918 in Frenchtown, Ohio, to the late Lawrence & Estella (Baltes) Simons.

Mary is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Gary L. & Karen Dues of Versailles, Ohio, and William “Rick” & Irene Dues of Russia, Ohio; daughter and son in law, Debbe & Casey Hasenjager of Englewood, Ohio; grandchildren, Dustin Hasenjager, Dawn Hasenjager, Brett Dues, Audra Wietholter, Mitchell Dues, Andy Dues, Erin Williams, Carrie Dues, Ryan Dues and Justin Dues; 27 great grandchildren; sisters, Gen Tobe, Luella Dues, Ruth Aselage, Verdice Brandts and Phyllis Imwalle; sisters in law, Evelyn Simons, Shirley Simons, Kate Simons and Mildred Dues Clary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, William H. Dues Sr. whom she married on May 22, 1946; daughter, Linda Lou Dues; son, Michael A. Dues; siblings, Noah Simons, John Simons, Alma Pequignot and Larry Simons; brothers in law, John Pequignot, Joe Dues, Louis Aselage, Barney Imwalle, Jerry Brandts and Al Tobe.

Mary worked at Buckeye Apparel before becoming a homemaker. She was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church and was an avid Cincinnati Reds Fan. Mary enjoyed bowling, playing cards, gardening, flowers, cooking and most of all spending time with her family.

There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church, Frenchtown, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 2-6 PM and Monday from 9-10 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers it is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to St. Denis Catholic Church. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Barbara June Knox (April 27, 2016)

Barbara June Knox, age 80, of Arcanum, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 1:10 AM at Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, Ohio. She was born on September 21, 1935 in Soldier, Kentucky, to the late Oather Jackson & Catherine (Cornett) Bowen.

She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years James Knox of Arcanum, Ohio; daughter and son in law, Jill & Eric Brown of Arcanum, Ohio; son, James Daryn Knox of Oregon; grandchildren, Niles Brown and Mitch Brown; brother in law, Joe Knox of Massachusetts; sister in law, Norma Stidham of Dayton, Ohio; nephews, Ralph Underwood and Dale (Cathy) Underwood; great niece, Jenna (Richie) Adams; great nephew, Derrick (Amber) Underwood; as well as several great great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she is preceded by her brothers, Hubert Dale Bowen and Bert Bowen; and sister, Freda Louise Barnhart.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Castine Church of the Brethren, 624 US Rt. 127 S., Castine, Ohio, with Pastor Gary Cloyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday at 11:00 AM until the time of the service at church. Arrangements are under the direction of Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers it is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Castine Church of the Brethren or Cancer Association of Darke County. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Bruce H. Ritz (April 25, 2016)

Bruce H. Ritz age 78, of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 5:27 A.M. on Monday, April 25, 2016 at the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville. Bruce was born September 1, 1937 in Darke County, Ohio to the late John A.D. & Chloe A. (Norris) Ritz.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Joan C. (Myers) Ritz whom he married November 4, 1978; children, Diane & Neal Crawford of Greenville, Susan & Rick Threewits of Union City, Ohio, Gary Ritz of Cincinnati and Colton Ritz & fiancée, Jennifer Smith of Evansville, Indiana; grandchildren, Amy & Randall Waymire, Megan Threewits and Brandon Bruce Ritz; great-grandchildren, Payton Threewits, AJ Waymire, Allyson Waymire and Liam Waymire; sisters & brother-in-law, Rebecca York of Arcanum and Patricia & Rodney Hill of Greenville; brothers-in-law, David Frazee of Florida, Ronald Myers & Willowdean Bruckner of Arcanum, John & Judy Myers of Piqua, Roger Myers & Beth Weaver of Greenville and Richard & Peggy Myers of Illinois; sisters-in-law, Carol Ritz of Greenville, Rita Myers of Greenville, Kay & Rick Jones of Ansonia, Sue Mills of Greenville, Janet & Doug Clemens of Greenville, Mary & Bruce Williams of Greenville, Linda & Tom Boyer of Greenville and Lisa Payne & Kenny Rawls of Grove City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bruce was also preceded in death by his 1st wife, Marjorie A. (Flatter) Ritz; son, Galen L. Ritz in infancy; sister, Carolyn Frazee; brothers, Larry & Rodney Ritz; brothers-in-law, Gene Myers and Jack Myers; and sister-in-law, Tina Myers.

Bruce was a farmer, raising livestock and crops. He formerly worked at Arcanum-Butler Schools and NCR in Dayton. Bruce was an avid blood donor with a total of 20 gallons that he has donated to help save lives. Bruce loved to fish, hunt, bowl, play dirtball, square dance and watch birds.

A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Brethren Retirement Community Chapel 750 Chestnut Street in Greenville with Pastor Mark Lemar officiating. Burial will follow in Ithaca Cemetery in Ithaca. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville and Friday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel at the Brethren Retirement Community. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Youth for Christ. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

David H. Allread (April 23, 2016)

David H. Allread, age 36, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on April 23, 2016 at his residence. He was born on July 24, 1979 in Dayton, Ohio, to Connie (Varvel) Allread of Greenville, Ohio, and the late Craig Allread.

In addition to his mother David is survived by his, sisters and brothers in law, Kim & Chris Kermeen and Mindy & Derek Saylor both of Greenville; nieces, Krysten Wilson, Alexis Headley and Meghan Kermeen; nephew, Adam Kermeen; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.
David fought hard to overcome his struggles in life and his soul is at peace now. He was a beloved son, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin and friend. He bowled for several years and enjoyed fishing and being a big kid with his family.

David is preceded in death by his father; daughter, Dannielle Allread; paternal grandparents, Howard & Jayne Allread; and maternal grandparents, Harry & June Varvel.

There will be a service held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at a later date in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Men’s Fraternity in care of Castine Church of the Brethren. Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Marilyn Eley (April 25, 2016)

Marilyn Eley, 88, of New Madison, passed away April 25, 2016 at The State of the Heart Hospice Care Center at Wayne Hospital in Greenville. Marilyn was born in Darke County, Ohio on October 18, 1927 to the late Orville and Vera (Eyer) Hoff.

Marilyn attended the Eldorado United Methodist Church. She was a member of the New Madison Order of the Eastern Star and the American Legion Post 245 Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, Marilyn is preceded in death by her Husband, Donald Eley and her son, Jan Eley.

Marilyn is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Jane Eley of Brookville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vickie and Clif Pearson and Jody and Mike Fisherback, all of New Madison; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Eley of Marshall MI; nine grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; four sisters and brother-in-law, Barbara Moore of Eldorado, Martha and Dewayne Burns of Grand Haven, MI, Mary Pipenger of Greenville, and Joyce Harrison of Houston and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Braund Pope Funeral Home on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Terry Campbell being asked to officiate. Friends may visit prior to the service from 12-2 PM also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Greenmound Cemetery.

The family requests memorial contributions be given to the State of the Heart Care or to the Oakley Place.

Arrangements are entrusted to Braund Pope Funeral Home in New Madison. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundpope.com.

Carol Elizabeth Cheeks (April 22, 2016)

Carol Elizabeth Cheeks, age 66, of Williamstown, KY, passed away, Friday, April 22, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Edgewood, KY.

She was born Thursday, September 22, 1949 in Dayton, OH, a daughter of the late Lowell and Elinor (Kipp) Sinclair.

In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her first husband, of 39 years, Dennis Baker; a brother, Jim "Jumbo" Crabtree; and a sister, Shirley Sinclair.

Carol loved her family and especially enjoyed playing with her grandchildren. She always encouraged her children to do their best and to inspire to be whatever your heart desired. She was very active at Dry Ridge Christian Church in Grant County, KY. Carol was a servant for God. She loved our Lord and to sing His praises.

Carol is survived by her Husband, of 8 years, Harold Cheeks, of Williamstown, KY; her children Jerry (Kris) Baker, Englewood, OH, Gary (Barb) Baker, Ansonia, OH, Tom (Christy) Baker, Franklin, OH, and Carla (Brian) Smith, Fort Mitchell, KY; step children, Stacy (Crystal) Cheeks, Dry Ridge, KY, Vicki (Earl Cutright) Hamilton, Williamstown, KY; siblings, Leann Crabtree, Kingwood, TX, Nancy (Ben) Crabtree, McDermott, OH, Dave (Peggy) Sinclair, Ithaca, OH, Linda McGill, Winchester, IN, Tim (Karen) Crabtree, Erie, PA; grandchildren, Austin, Amber and Alyssa Baker, Englewood, OH, Alex (Jennie) Baker, Greenville, OH, Zachary Baker, Greenville, OH, Tyler and Rebecca Clark, Ansonia, OH, Isabella and Allie Baker, Franklin, OH, Nathan and Lilly Smith, Fort Mitchell, KY, Robert Freeman, IV, Seth Cutright, Nevaeh Hamilton, Khloe Cutright, all of Williamstown, KY, great grandchild, Keagen Baker, Greenville, OH.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6:30 PM, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Dry Ridge Christian Church, 13 School Street, Dry Ridge, KY.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12PM, Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the EUM Church Downtown Campus, 111 Devor Street, Greenville, OH with Pastor Don Smith officiating. Burial in Gettysburg Cemetery will be at a later date.

Family and Friends may visit Saturday, from 10 AM till the time of service at the church.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

James A. Conner (April 23, 2016)

James A. Conner, age 78, of Greenville, OH, passed away, Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Brethren Home in Greenville, OH.

He was born Tuesday, February 15, 1938 in Dayton, OH, a son of the late Esther Broughman.

James was retired from Rogers Feed and Grain. He was an active member of the Pitsburg, Ohio Lions Club for almost 50 years, up until his death. Jim and Phyllis were heavily involved with the Stillwater Center in Englewood, OH. They orchestrated an annual car show, beginning in 2003, to help provide the equipment needed to improve the quality of life for the severely handicapped residence residing at the center. His greatest joy was his family and grandchildren.

James is survived by his wife, of 40 years, Phyllis Conner; his children and their spouses, Jerry and Robin Coffield of Englewood, OH, Carrie and Dave Sharp of Greenville, OH, Heidi and Jeff Wolfe of Greenville, OH, Teri Conner of TX, and Jackie Andrews of FL; James is also survived by eight grandchildren and a great grandchild.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with Chaplin Todd Reish officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Union Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. The Lions Club will hold a service Wednesday at 6:45 PM.

Memorial contributions by be made to Pitsburg Ohio Lions Club, P.O. Box 93, Pitsburg, OH. 45358

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Lonas “Von” L. Spitzer (April 23, 2016)

Lonas “Von” L. Spitzer, 89 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Saturday April 23, 2016 at 8:50 AM at his residence. He was born February 19, 1927 in West Bourne, Tennessee the son of the late Ralph & Chloe (Broyles) Spitzer. He served in the United States Army in World War II. He retired from Sheller Globe in March of 1989 after 29 years.

He was a member of Versailles United Methodist Church; Gettysburg Masonic Lodge # 477; Versailles V.F.W.; charter member of Stillwater Golf Club; had an honorary chair at the Sweet Shop; he loved his family and the outdoors; he also loved playing golf and fishing.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son: Donald Spitzer; sister: Gladys Spitzer.

He is survived by his wife: Ruth A. (Bowers) Spitzer of Versailles; sons & daughters in law: Ronnie & Sandy Spitzer of Lake City, Tennessee, Billie & Linda Spitzer of Clinton, Tennessee; daughters & sons in law: Cathy Spitzer of Lake City, Tennessee, Tammy & Ben Curtis of Beavercreek, Misty Wray of Cincinnati; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brothers & sisters & their spouses: Reba J. & Chester Richmond of McMinnville, Tennessee, Donald Spitzer of Sumter, South Carolina, Nell Rose Smith of Union City, Indiana, Shelvia Jean & Norman Mock of Union City, Indiana, Keith & Shirley Spitzer of Versailles, Ken & Joyce Spitzer of Versailles, Errol & Linda Spitzer of McMinnville, Tennessee; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Thursday April 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio with Pastor Chuck MacKeen officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, LaFollette, Tennessee. Family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday at the funeral home. A masonic memorial service will be conducted by the Gettysburg Masonic Lodge at 6:45 PM on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Thomas C. Jewell (April 21, 2016)

Thomas C. Jewell, 83 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Thursday April 21, 2016 at 3:46 PM at Bethesda North, Cincinnati, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife: Mary Kay Jewell of Greenville; daughter & son in law: Tracy & Doug Githens of Liberty Twp. Ohio; son: Leon Jewell of Cincinnati.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday April 27, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 233 West Third Street, Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Fr. John White Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Church Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com

Mary Ann Heitkamp (April 21, 2016)

Mary Ann Heitkamp, age 90 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on Thursday April 21, 2016 at 1:04 AM at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center, Greenville. She was born January 16, 1926, in Ft. Loramie, to the late Fred & Cecelia (Dirksen) Hilgefort. On June 9, 1948, she married Jerome (Jerry) Heitkamp who died on October 26, 2011. She is survived by nine children: Theresa & Michael Fullenkamp of Ft. Recovery, Carol & Carl Evers of St. Henry, Barb & Bruce Batty of Tipp City, Diana & David Hartke of Coldwater, Linda & Dale Fleck of New Bremen, Leo & Kathy Heitkamp, Rick & Margie Heitkamp, Gary & Denise Heitkamp, and Jerry Heitkamp all of Versailles, 31 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren; sisters Verona Boecker of Minster, Rosemary Heitkamp of McCartyville, Louise Homan of Maria Stein, and brothers & sister-in-law Robert Hilgefort of Sidney, Louis & Phyllis Hilgefort of Ft. Loramie; in-laws, Anna Marie Dircksen of Minster, Luella Rindler of McCartyville, Marietta Monnin of McCartyville, Othmar & Pat Heitkamp of Maria Stein, Melvin Rindler of Celina, George Kahlig of Coldwater and Rosie Heitkamp of Coldwater.

She was preceded in death by her sisters Norma Post, Kelly Bruns, and Hilda Hilgefort, a brother Herbert Hilgefort, and in-laws Hugo Post, Bernard Boecker, Rita (Albers) Hilgefort, Norbert Heitkamp, Wilbert Bruns, Dennis Homan, John Dircksen, Gregor & Edna (Heitkamp) Kahlig, Dorina (Heitkamp) Rindler, Evelyn (Heitkamp) Kahlig, Tom Niekamp, Audry Monnin, Edgar Heitkamp, and three infant grandchildren.

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Frenchtown. She was guided by her faith, and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday April 26, 2016 at St. Louis Catholic Church 15 East Star Road, North Star, Ohio with Rev. Fr. Ron Haft Celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Family Church Cemetery, Frenchtown, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday April 25, 2016 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio and 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM on Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com

Sandra P. Daugherty (April 18, 2016)

Sandra P. Daugherty, 74, of Richmond, IN, passed away, Monday, April 18, 2016 at Heritage House of Richmond.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the convience of the family. Private burial will be in Greenmound Cemetery.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Joan Kay Gigandet (April 19, 2016)

Joan Kay Gigandet, 73 of Versailles, Ohio passed away on Tuesday April 19, 2016 at 4:43 PM at the Cleveland Clinic. She was born June 17, 1942 in Darke County, Ohio the daughter of the late William & Bonnie (Huber) Harman. She was a homemaker and a member of the Versailles Women of the Eagles, & the Vets Club.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Jerome L. “Jerry” Gigandet; brother: Allan Harman; brothers in law: Norman & Robert Gigandet.

She is survived by her children & spouses: Denise & Tim Shimp of Versailles, Bonnie & Marion Grillot of Versailles, & Bradley Gigandet and special friend Penni Unger of Versailles; grandchildren & spouses: Mallory & Ben Schmitmeyer, Kristen & Josh Brandon, Jeffrey Grillot & fiancée Aubrey McKenzie, Natalie Grillot, Jared Grillot, Franklin Shimp, & Chad Shimp; 5 great grandchildren; sister: Jean Hartzell; sisters in law & spouses: Shelia & Jim Didier, Karon & Lyle Crowell, Myrna Gigandet, & Judy & Jerome Harman-Tolle; brother in law & spouse: George & Evelyn Gigandet; numerous nieces & nephews.

Services will be held on Monday April 25, 2016 at 10:30 AM at Versailles Christian Church 105 West Ward Street, Versailles, Ohio with Pastor Nick Dimmick officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday April 24, 2016 at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Versailles Emergency Medical Services.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com